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13th NaNoWriMo For Sujin Headrick
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13th NaNoWriMo For Sujin Headrick

by Erin Simpson

Writing a novel is a daunting challenge for every writer, from novice to experienced. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges writers to write an entire novel, at least 50,000 words, in the month of November. The writing program has attracted an avid following, including Sujin Headrick, who has written at least one novel every November for the past twelve years. “I can type as fast as I think, which is really helpful,” she says. […]

Online Classes Enable First-Time Writers
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Online Classes Enable First-Time Writers

by Erin Simpson

Writing a novel had always been in the back of Lisa Beazley’s mind, but while she was juggling a family and a full time career, it never seemed like a practical option. A move to Singapore led her to write her first word of fiction in novelist Erika Mailman’s online writing class. Erika may never meet her students in person, but she’s creating a lasting impact on students like Lisa through empathy, accountability, and online collaboration. […]

Inspire Kids to Love Summer Reading
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Inspire Kids to Love Summer Reading

by Charlene Kochensparger

Swimming, camp, videos, bike riding—summer vacation offers a multitude of ways for children to spend their free time. Reading isn’t always at the top of the list, or on the list at all if you have reluctant readers at home. These creative ideas— from book-related crafts and snacks, to movie tie-ins, prize-incentive reading programs, and special reading spaces—will inspire your kids (and you) to love summer reading! […]